Sep 242010
 
 September 24, 2010  Posted by  Court, Featured News, Surveillance

Tom Jackman reports:

Two weeks after the Virginia Court of Appeals ruled that it was fine for police to use portable global positioning systems to track criminal suspects, the court has now decided to rehear the case, according to an order entered on Thursday.

The court ruled in the case of David L. Foltz Jr., a convicted sex offender whom Fairfax County police suspected might be assaulting women in the Falls Church area. Detectives placed a global positioning system device inside the bumper of his work van, then reviewed his movements and found he had been in the vicinity of a recent assault.

See http://voices.washingtonpost.com/crime-scene/tom-jackman/va-court-reconsiders-police-us.html.

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